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"I WAS THAT WHICH OTHERS CARED NOT TO BE... I WENT WHERE OTHERS FEARED TO GO AND DID WHAT OTHERS FAILED TO DO... I ASKED NOTHING FROM THOSE THAT GAVE NOTHING... AND, RELUCTANLY, ACCEPTED THE THOUGHT OF ETERNAL LONELINESS, SHOULD I FAIL... I HAVE SEEN THE FACE OF TERROR, FELT THE CHILL OF FEAR, WARMED TO THE TOUCH OF LOVE... I HAVE HOPED, PAINED, CRIED... BUT FORMOST, LIVED IN TIMES OTHERS WOULD SAY BEST FORGOTTEN... AT THE VERY LEAST, IN LATER DAYS, I WILL BE ABLE TO SAY WITH GREATEST PRIDE, THAT I WAS INDEED A SOLDIER"...

I AM A MEMBER OF A COUPLE OF WEB RINGS SO PLEASE IF YOUR LOOKING FOR THINGS FROM VIETNAM CHECK OUT EACH RING! BEING A SEABEE I HIGHLY SUGGEST THE SEABEE WEB RING FOR PICTURES AND STUFF FROM MY BROTHER BEES!!!
I have a Guestbook on my links page so you can post a message for all to see or you can still e-mail me, as I have an e-mail link at the bottom of each of my Pages. I will be adding more poems, and more of pictures from the nam, and odds and ends. As time goes and I get the time I will try to change all pictures to thumnails, and rescan them in hopes of getting them clearer. COME back often. My HOPE is that some can learn from this Site, and I want it to be a fun Site at the same time. My Guestbook was FREE so Please put up with the ads. As of today August 7th, 2001 I have 13 pages total for your enjoyment. Thank You !
GOD BLESS AMERICA.


" THE ONLY TROUBLE WITH SEABEES IS THAT WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH OF THEM"......... General Douglas MacArthur
My Birthday age? L to R Jack Messer,Bill Messer, me Sam Messer with football and helmet, and Tommy Hibbard. I would guess I was around 5 or 6 years old.


I Played Little League Baseball. I put these pics up so any young people, who come here can see that I, like many many Nam Vets had a normal childhood. Can't find me? Standing far right. Yep that's little fat sammy. I think I am 10 in this picture.


MOM, DAD, BABY BROTHER LYNN,
EVELYN MY GIRL FRIEND AT TIME, AND ME SAM MARCH 1967


MARCH 67 READY TO KICK A_ _
20 YEARS OLD AND READY TO KICK SOME V.C. BUTTE
WHAT A PUNK KID LOL, I WOULD LEARN A LOT IN THE NEXT YEAR


"A" Co lands in Dong Ha. June 1967 base was under Red Alert. 120% in the shade and no shade anywhere.Can you find me?
FAR Left Third guy in, standing looking to my right.


Welcoming Sign at Khe Sanh
My Home from Aug 19,1967 to March 1968


Ch 53 crash landing Decapatated the Pilot and Co Pilot
Khe Sanh 1967


South West view of Khe Sanh Taken just about over the Rock Quarry
Where 1/9 would end up in Feb 1968


North West View of Khe Sanh. Base is 1/2 mile wide and 1 mile long Not counting the Rock Quarry and 1/9. When we finished the Strip it was 3,900 feet long. About 300 feet is out side the perimeter. What a Target we made for the NVA.


Me Sam on Left,Ensign Kux OIC Detachment Bravo CBMU301, Right Navy Yomen Jerel Wenger, I told you I was a punk kid Just couldn't resist as he was only 2 years Older than me


Sunday Steak Fry Once a month we ate Steak. At this time we were working Two 12 hour shifts trying to Finish Rebuilding the Air Strip. My shift was 7PM to 7AM Under portable lights. What a target for Mr Charles. You can see one of the light stands in the back ground. We worked Hard and Played Hard. Khe Sanh 1967

Beware Marines the Seabees are armed and watching. We were giving away building material to the Marines and the CO thought it was being stolen so up went the sign and we had to stand guard. An armed Seabee, NO marine would come close, they may be brave but not COMPLETELY STUPID!
PASS WORD, hell with the pass word, Shoot first ask later.
A fifth of Wiskey or 1 Case of beer = 1 sheet of Plywood, Let's talk!

SeaBee Club House. Khe Sanh 1967, Just before it was blown away Jan. 20th, 1968 TET. OK I need help. Starting on left ? hanging from rafter is Animal=EONCN Brokaw, in front of Animal ? Me in back beer and big smile, in front of me with glasses ? In front of him no hat is EON Gates. In front with hat EON McLennan. Far right BUL Ahlers. Front kneeling sunglasses I am told is Jim Lange. Ifound out this Brother has passed on and I have again lost his name:>( Anyone know any of these guys let me know. I REALLY miss my Khe Sanh Brothers

Navy Hair Cut at Khe Sanh 67. 1st Class Electrician Harold Cann, cutting My Hair. During the siege Hal would be put in for a Bronze Star, during incomming he would go out and make sure the com generator and C-Med generators were working. A Marine Gunny gave me the Cigar. He lost a game of Cribbage to me, he wagered a cigar I wagered a COLD BEER


Sand Bag Detail. We are building our fighting trench right behind the Marine lines overlooking the Garbage Dump. Behind us is an old bunker, some say it was built by the french, others said Seabees built it for Special Forces before the Marines took over. Behind the old Bunker is our Alamo Hilton and Club house.Khe Sanh Nov. 1967
C-130 Down. 1 of many BIRDS that didn't make it. This one got hit on approch with Machine Gun fire. It had fuel on board, If memory serves me, we lost 6 on this 1.


Khe Sanh 1968, this was our bunker in the Company area by the air strip. Behind me is the Mech. shop. Our Living bunkers were built alot better than this one. Mom and the girl friend wanted to know, are you ok? So I sent these pics home. Maby I shouldn't have, I got my Dear Sam letter 2 months later.

Bruce Morris on left, Bruce was our main fix it man. Bruce worked his butte off keeping things rolling. Shrapmetal on the ground everywhere kept us busy repairing tires. Bruce Passed away from cancer 2008 possibly from agent orange.. Hand Salute ! Khe Sanh 1968


A SEABEE FOR LIFE ~LIFE MEMBER OF D.A.V. ~ AN AMERICAN FOREVER.

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